Well, the Nat Geo People’s Choice Adventurer of the year votes are all in. It turns out that the two men from Nepal who paraglided off Mt. Everest and paddled to the ocean are the winners. I think we can all agree they deserve it. I doubt that I could ever make it to the top of Everest, let alone paraglide off the mountain!
But GUESS WHAT?! A little bird a Nat Geo informed me that I came in second place! I know what you are thinking - first loser, right? Yes! But also first woman, first North American and first solo adventurer in the voting. Woo Hoo! I’ll take it.
The bird also told me that my voters had been very dedicated. That pretty much sums up my friends, family, and the trail community. THANK YOU! Now I owe all you guys hundreds of on-line votes and hits. So send me your youtube garage band clip, t-shirt design, or outdoor photo contest link and I WILL VOTE FOR YOU!!!!
If you want to read an inspiring story, check out the People’s Choice Winners here: http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/adventurers-of-the-year/2012/peoples-choice-lakpa-tsheri-sherpa-sano-babu-sunuwar/
Also, a huge congrats to all the other amazing explorers recognized by Nat Geo. It is an honor to forever be known as a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2012.
ps - Does second place get a free bottle of Glenfiddich?